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tricot // Listen to New Album Premiered by Noisey

Listen to tricot's new album, 3 — a stunning display of virtuosity, innovation and energy. Noisey calls them the "greatest trio on Earth to date," and we can't argue with that.

"On 3, tricot demonstrate a unique vision of rock as a utopian playground, intellectualized but not soulless." - Noisey

Buy/stream the album from your favorite spots for online music below.


Tour Dates

Aug. 18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

Aug. 19 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival

Aug. 21 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

Aug. 22 - Leicester, UK @ Firebug

Aug. 25 - London, UK @ Bush Hall

Aug. 27 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

Aug. 29 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach

Aug. 30 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

Sept. 1 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners

Sept. 2 - Paris, France @ Batofar

Sept. 3 - Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands @ Patronaat

Sept. 5 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs Ballroom

Sept. 7 - Nurnberg, Germany @ K4 Musikverein

Sept. 8 - St Galen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle

Sept. 9 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK

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tricot // The Fader Premieres Music Video for 'Melon Soda'

The Fader calls tricot's music video for their new single, Melon Soda, "completely hypnotizing." Agreed.

About the hypnotizing concept, the band says, "'Even if you go backwards, time does not unwind so you can only move forward. It has popped and disappeared like sweet melon soda.'"

"The clip unfolds in reverse, but lead vocalist Ikkyu Nakajimaand's singing is still perfectly synced. It's pretty, and also kind of a mindfuck." - The Fader

The song is from tricot's upcoming album, 3, which we'll be releasing in just one week from today on Wednesday, May 17. Until then, pre-orders are available on our website if you want to reserve your copy!


Tour Dates

18.08.17 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans

19.08.17 - Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival

21.08.17 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

22.08.17 - Leicester, UK @ Firebug

25.08.17 - London, UK @ Bush Hall

27.08.17 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin

29.08.17 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach

30.08.17 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

01.09.17 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners

02.09.17 - Paris, France @ Batofar

03.09.17 - Haarlem (Amsterdam), Netherlands @ Patronaat

05.09.17 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Underdogs Ballroom

07.09.17 - Nurnberg, Germany @ K4 Musikverein

08.09.17 - St Galen, Switzerland @ Grabenhalle

09.09.17 - Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK

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Ratboys // New Single and Video Premiere Via NPR

NPR Music premiered Ratboys' new single, Elvis Is in the Freezer, which they call "just the sweetest story about a dead cat."

It's true, the music video tells the tale (tail?) of two friends and the death of a beloved cat — and it's all in reverse.

"The band's sophomore album GN (short for 'good night') is a significant step-up both in production and songwriting from AOID, something that could've been made in East Nashville, but was recorded right in their Chicago hometown." - NPR Music

We've had it stuck in our heads all day. GN is out on June 30, and it's available for pre-order meow!!!


Tour Dates

05.26.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas %

05.27.17 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest %

05.28.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %

05.30.17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East %

05.31.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right %

06.01.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle %

06.30.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas *

07.01.17 - Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel *

07.02.17 - Champaign, IL @ Memphis on Main *

07.03.17 - Bowling Green, KY @ Sinkhole Sanctuary *

07.05.17 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

07.06.17 - Toronto, ON @ D'Beatstro

07.09.17 - Montreal, QC @ L'Escogriffe

07.11.17 - Manchester, NH @ Penuches Music Hall

07.12.17 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

07.13.17 - Albany, NY @ Relief Theater

07.14.17 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

07.15.17 - Bethlehem, PA @ Blast Furnace Room

07.21.17 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

07.22.17 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run

07.24.17 - Laramie, WY @ Babe Haus

07.25.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #

07.27.17 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird #

07.30.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's #

% = w/ Pet Symmetry

* = w/ Mother Evergreen

# = w/ PWR BTTM

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Us and Us Only // Full Flower LP Announcement + New Single

On July 14th, we will be releasing Full Flower, the haunting debut LP from Us and Us Only. Today, you can listen to the first single "Bored of Black," which Stereogum calls "sleepy and plaintive in a way that sounds assured, and the vocals are pinched and warm."

Last year, we worked with the band to release their EP Bored Crusader as a 7 inch. We are thrilled to be teaming up with them for their first full-length album, which we feel really showcases the band's unique sound.

Pre-orders for Full Flower are up on our store now.

Us and Us Only will also be playing a release show for the album on July 15th at The Metro Gallery in their hometown of Baltimore, MD.

All Upcoming Shows:
  • May 9 - Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared
  • June 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Sean's Place
  • June 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
  • July 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*

*record release

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Tiger Tsunami // 'Summer Days / Sanremo' Double EP Available on Cassette and Digitally

The first release in the 2017 iteration of our cassette series is Tiger Tsunami’s Summer Days / Sanremo. Musically, the music of London-based producer Christian Parker falls somewhere between Anderson .Paak and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming-era M83 with nods to the likes of Flume, Gold Panda, MACROSS 82-99 or even Minus the Bear throughout—a euphoria-laced voyage of introspection.

“The kind of instrumental music that fights against the notion of genre.” -Pigeons & Planes

You can listen to both EPs now:

Sanremo:

Summer Days:

Thanks for listening!!

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Announcing Six New Titles in Our Cassette Series

Last year we launched our first ever subscription—the idea was simple: a new cassette every month, for the whole calendar year. It was a lot of fun to curate and put together, but also pretty stressful to have to deliver something new every 30 days. Going into 2017, we decided to shelve the monthly subscription aspect (one subscription at a time here, people) but to ultimately keep the series going. So today we are very excited to announce the first half of the 2017 iteration of our cassette series!!

Featuring musicians from all over both stylistically and geographically, the series represents some of the most exciting music we’ve come across. Below is some background and a link to listen for each release.

Thanks for listening!!

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Ratboys // New Album "GN" Announced, Song Premiere on The Fader, Tour Dates with PWR BTTM & Pet Symmetry

AOID, the debut album from Chicago’s Ratboys, holds a special place in my mental music library. When I first heard it, it wasn’t out yet, and was shared with me via a link through a mutual friend. Even in the sterile environment of a SoundCloud private stream, I became captivated with the storytelling of Julia Steiner’s lyrics and how they pair seamlessly with the exceptional playing and creative leads concocted by Guitarist Dave Sagan. I immediately found myself scrounging the internet for other material from the duo (and was not disappointed). I was emailing them later that day—sometimes you just know.

AOID quickly became one of my favorite albums and Ratboys one of my favorite bands. I now count them among my good friends and have seen them perform dozens and dozens of times all around the world. They’re a truly special band and wonderful people that we’re thrilled to be working with.

Today we’re excited to announce that we will be releasing the band’s new album GNon CD, cassette, vinyl & digitally on June 30th. Pre-orders are available now as well as the first taste of the new album in the form of lead single “Control”—it’s streaming now over on The Fader.

There’s an airy, almost leisurely charm about Ratboys’ music that they’re somehow able to conjure time and time again. GN continues this trend beautifully and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Catch the band on tour (and playing some new songs!) this spring and summer—dates and info are below and tickets are on sale now.

  • 05.26.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s %
  • 05.27.17 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest %
  • 05.28.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %
  • 05.30.17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East %
  • 05.31.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right %
  • 06.01.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle %
  • 06.30.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's (Record release show)
  • 07.25.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
  • 07.27.17 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird #
  • 07.29.17 - Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
  • 07.30.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's #

% = w/ Pet Symmetry
# = w/ PWR BTTM

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tricot // "DeDeDe" Track Stream and Album Pre-Order

We finally get to share tricot's new single "DeDeDe" with you today! It just premiered via GoldFlakePaint, who said the track is "a gleaming three-and-a-half minutes that bends and bursts and delivers a thrilling sense of brightness that will have you clamouring for the repeat button." It will take you on a journey through lively vocal harmonies and varying time signatures that make for an incredibly unique song with a catchy, upbeat vibe.

Listen to "DeDeDe" via GoldFlakePaint.

Pre-order for all formats of the upcoming album 3 here.

We are teaming up with our friends at Big Scary Monsters, who will be handling the UK/European release of the album.

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Slingshot Dakota // 7" and Tour Announcement

Today, Slingshot Dakota premiered a new track entitled "Grudge"! It's part of a two song 7" called Broken to be released on Friday, which will be joint release from us and Specialist Subject Records. You can purchase your own copy now. Slingshot stay true to their meaningful lyrics and catchy instrumentals with this song, which DIY magazine called "melodic and crushing in equal parts, and reaches a thunderous climax, with bucketloads of dissatisfaction being spat out."

Additionally, the band will be heading oversees in May for a run of UK dates with Petal!

  • May 6: Bristol - Deadpunk Special
  • May 8: Manchester - Retro Bar
  • May 9: Glasgow - Hug & Pint
  • May 10: Leeds - Wharf Chambers
  • May 11: Nottingham - JT Soar
  • May 12: Southampton - Joiners
  • May 13: London - DIY Space For London
  • May 14: Brighton - The Hope

Purchase tickets and get more info here.

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mouse on the keys // 'Out of Body' Available Today!

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, mouse on the keys is a band that truly transcends genres. Their latest release is out today – Out of Body is an EP that will redefine how you think of math-rock. When premiering it, The AV Club said, "there’s a simple beauty in the trio’s music, as piano, keys, and drums coalesce into something experimental, yet wholly digestible."

Want to grab a copy of your own? Head over to any of these places and treat yourself with an EP that's anything but boring.

Out of Body will be available on vinyl this Friday. Use this link to locate a record store in your area that carries it.

mouse on the keys will also be touring North America throughout the upcoming months. Tickets and more info are available now.

  • Feb 16 - St-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot
  • Feb 17 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
  • Feb 22 - Jonquière, QC @ Café-Théâtre Coté-Cour
  • Feb 23 - Québec, QC @ Le Cercle
  • Feb 24 - Shawinigan, QC @ Maison de la culture Francais-Brisson
  • Feb 25 - Trois-Rivières, Qc @ Centre culturel Pauline-Julien
  • Mar 1 - Rimouski, QC @ Espace Scène da la salle de spectacles Desjardins-Télus
  • Mar 2 - Carleton, QC @ Quai des arts de Carleton - Maximum 90
  • Mar 4 - Cap-aux-Meules, QC (Iles de la Madeleine) @ Pas Perdu
  • Mar 7 - Saint Catharines, ON @ Robertson Theatre | FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Mar 8 - Toronto, ON @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre
  • Mar 9 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Bebblebrox
  • Mar 10 - Montréal, QC @ L’Astral (Montréal en Lumière)
  • Mar 11 - Joliette, QC @ La Mitaine
  • March 13, 2017 - Detroit @ The Loving Touch *
  • March 14, 2017 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall *
  • March 16, 2017 - Baltimore @ Baltimore Soundstage *
  • March 17, 2017 Philadelphia @ Boot & Saddle *
  • March 18, 2017 - New York @ (le) posisson rouge *
  • March 19, 2017 - Boston @ The Sinclair *

*with LITE

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